I just finished a book that has been getting some buzz in the book world. I enjoyed the book, liked the concept, the writing was good, BUT it took me 70 pages to figure out that one of the MCs was male.
Now, before you all laugh at me, there were clues to his being a guy but he didn't feel like a guy. To me (and maybe this is just me) he read like a girl. Even at the end after constantly telling myself "remember he's a boy" I still couldn't quite get a feeling for him in my head.
What can I say? We always talk about the subjectivity of writing and the reader/writer relationship. Maybe he came across as typically male to some people (though I can't figure out how) I guess this reader couldn't see what the writer was trying to convey.
Have you ever had this happen?